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Blue Mountains Live is a Live Gig And Event Guide which covers live events from Penrith to Lithgow incorporating a Radio Program, a Facebook page and a Website with Gig Guides, artist, venue and organiser directories and regular reviews and photos and videos from the show.
While in lockdown the Blue Mountains is not hosting Live Music, but there is still a lot going on. In this series of interviews local artists, event organisers and stakeholders in the music industry talk about how they are dealing with the change in their way of life.
brad@braddiedrich.com

Blue Mountains Live | Gig and Event Guide on Radio Blue Mountains 89.1FM Brad Diedrich

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Blue Mountains Live is a Live Gig And Event Guide which covers live events from Penrith to Lithgow incorporating a Radio Program, a Facebook page and a Website with Gig Guides, artist, venue and organiser directories and regular reviews and photos and videos from the show.
While in lockdown the Blue Mountains is not hosting Live Music, but there is still a lot going on. In this series of interviews local artists, event organisers and stakeholders in the music industry talk about how they are dealing with the change in their way of life.
brad@braddiedrich.com

    Blue Mountains Live | The Professor chats with Katrina Noorbergen and Louise Hales about the Propel Projects

    Blue Mountains Live | The Professor chats with Katrina Noorbergen and Louise Hales about the Propel Projects

    On Thursday 23rd of June, the Professor chatted with Katrina Noorbergen (BMCC) and Louise Hales (BMT&CH) about the new Propel Projects, an initiative of the Blue Mountains City Council's Cultural Development department. He also played some great tunes from the bands performing that weekend.

    Blue Mountains City of the Arts presents a new project aimed at helping emerging performance artists in the Blue Mountains!

    A new arts residency PROPEL PROJECTS has been launched for emerging performing artists residing and developing their practice in the Blue Mountains! With four placements available, each Resident will be offered access to professional space to create, rehearse and perform as well as connect with a team of mentors and additional support to help them hone their craft and propel their art practice to the next level.

    Coordinated by the Blue Mountains City Council’s Cultural Development department in partnership with the Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub, and with generous support from the City of the Arts Trust and MTNS MADE, Propel Projects Emerging Performers Residency (PROPEL) is an initiative created to help support and restimulate performing arts in the region.

    To find out more visit bmcc.nsw.gov.au/opportunities.


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    Blue Mountains Live | The Professor chats with Jacki Cooper, Gregg Arthur and John Morrison from Swing City.

    Blue Mountains Live | The Professor chats with Jacki Cooper, Gregg Arthur and John Morrison from Swing City.

    If they ain't got that swing, they didn't be talking to The Professor on Thursday 9th June on Blue Mountains Live at 7 pm on Radio Blue Mountains 89.1FM. Listen to the podcast and then book your tickets immediately!

    John Morrison, Jacki Cooper, and Gregg Arthur were on the show talking about the 'Celebrat6ion of Swing' show, at the Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub on Sunday 12th June.

    Listen to stories of Jazz Love and Lockdown and find out why you should not miss this special event.

    The Celebration of Swing will be a Big Band Blast! A concert spectacular honouring the famous American Big Band leaders and their Orchestras from the 1940s, the golden era of swing.

    This concert will feature John Morrison’s Swing City: fifteen musicians and singers, plus showcase two esteemed singers, Gregg Arthur and Jackie Cooper, and Sydney’s top instrumental jazz soloists.

    SUNDAY AT 3 PM

    The Celebration of Swing

    Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub

    Tickets

    http://www.bluemountainstheatre.com.au/.../the...

    You can also phone fo9r tickets (02) 4723 5050


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    Blue Mountains Live | The Professor chats with CORIN SHEERSTON and CHARITY MIROW from Fusion Boutique.

    Blue Mountains Live | The Professor chats with CORIN SHEERSTON and CHARITY MIROW from Fusion Boutique.

    ON THURSDAY NIGHT'S BLUE MOUNTAINS LIVE 31st MAR

    The Professor chatted with

    Charity Mirow and  Corin Sheerston and

    they attempted to fight through the different gremlins plaguing everyone at the moment

    As Corin says”

    “The show must go on!!

    Listen to this podcast from Blue Mountains Live. Support your local live music station!


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    Blue Mountains Live | The Professor chats with George Washingmachine and Stev Balbi.

    Blue Mountains Live | The Professor chats with George Washingmachine and Stev Balbi.

    BLUE MOUNTAINS LIVE!

    The Professor chats with George Washingmachine who is doing two shows, one at Pigeon Lane and one at Gang Gang Gallery, and then with Staev Balbi who is fronting Mi-Sex at the Baroque Room. 

    George has had a vast and varied career in the entertainment business, as a musician, actor, and comedian. As a child he trained for 7 years as a classical violinist, however, left all that behind when he formed his rhythm & blues band, The Dead Wringers in which he played guitar and sang.

    Stephen Vert Balbi is an Australian musician and record producer. He was the founding bass guitarist in pub rockers, Noiseworks in 1986 and formed a psychedelic pop group and production duo, Electric Hippies in 1993 with fellow Noiseworks member, Justin Stanley. He joined Mi-Sex in 2011.


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    Blue Mountains Live | The Professor chats with Trash Baby and Paul Simpson from PYLOTS EYE.

    Blue Mountains Live | The Professor chats with Trash Baby and Paul Simpson from PYLOTS EYE.

    SOUNDS OF OUR TOWNS VOL. 2 IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

    The professor talks to Bands Trash Baby and PYLOT'S EYE who are both playing at the Blue Mountains Theatre to showcase local bands on the stage Friday 29th April.t.

    Vol 2. Friday, April 29

    • Trash Baby • PILOTS EYE • Large Mirage

    Listen to Blue Mountains Live on RBM89.1FM on Thursdays for Interviews with band members from 7 pm.

    Blue Mountains Theatre partners with Retro Rehash this April to present Sounds of our Towns - Mountains Getdown – two all-ages events at the Blue Mountains Theatre.


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    Blue Mountains Live | The Professor chats with Diesel (Mark Lizotte) and local band Paint Job.

    Blue Mountains Live | The Professor chats with Diesel (Mark Lizotte) and local band Paint Job.

    BLUE MOUNTAINS LIVE DIESEL and PAINT JOB!

    The Professor interviews DIESEL who is on a solo tour promoting his 'Alone with Blues' album at the Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub SATURDAY 23 APRIL 8 PM – 10 PM.

    After that, the Professor chats with the local band 'Paint Job' about their upcoming support for Mi-Sex at the Baroque Room on the 7th of May and thier recently released EP 'PAint Job'.

    Tune in every Thursday at 7 pm to an action-packed episode of Blue Mountains Live on Radio Blue Mountains 89.1FM.

    Check it out at RBM 89.1FM, stream from rbm.org.au or utilise a radio app.

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    DIESEL

    NEW ALBUM ALONE WITH BLUES OUT NOW

    + TOUR ON SALE NOW

    Today, Diesel (Mark Lizotte) releases his new album, Alone With Blues. A collection of blues classics and rarities, Alone With Blues sees Mark pay tribute to giants like Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Otis Rush, Sam Cooke, Leadbelly, and Magic Sam.

    For Diesel, the blues are never far away. From solo hits ‘Come To Me’ to ‘Days Like These’ and back to his blues-based 1996 collaboration with Chris Wilson, ‘Short Cool Ones’ and 2009’s ‘Project Blues’, he’s always infused the spirit and the sound into his music.

    But unlike anything he has released before, every facet of Alone With Blues has been prepped and cooked by Diesel himself.

    Alone With Blues, contains 11 tracks of veteran virtuosity from the multiple ARIA award-winning singer and guitarist, augmented by double bass, blues harp, cello, percussion and more, all played and recorded solo at Diesel’s own Sydney studio during the 2020 COVID go-slow.

    What began of necessity offered its own challenges: how to best record music that you’ve always considered a collaborative artform, namely the blues, when you’re alone? Diesel’s method was to go deep into each song, to capture what’s special and hypnotic about each, and he was hell-bent on getting those subtleties into the grooves.

    Alone With Blues resonates with memories of the late great Chris Wilson, Diesel’s partner on the Short Cool Ones album, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

    Both Alone With Blues and Short Cool Ones feature Willie Dixon and Jimmy Reed classics, while the new ‘All Your Love’ is a Magic Sam barnstormer that had been considered for inclusion a quarter of a century ago. Mostly, though, it’s all about the blues harp: “I put a lot of effort into my harmonica playing on this record”, says Diesel, “Chris pushed me to play more harp, which was difficult when I was standing next to him, y'know? But he was always encouraging so what I play on this record, I play for Chris and for Michael Gudinski too, he’s the one that put Chris and I together in the first place.”

    Another standout element is the supple and rhythmic double bass, used to effect on ‘Work Song’ (Cannonball Adderley) and a haunting version of Sam Cooke’s ‘Lost and Lookin’ – the current single.

    “Sam is a benchmark singer for me”, says Diesel, “if there's any one person I want to sound like, it's him. His phrasing is insane, immaculate.” With Alone With Blues, Diesel has conjured up one of his most thrilling and affecting albums yet. Fans will see him play tracks from the new album onstage when the Greatest Hits/Alone With Blues Live tour kicks off, you guessed it, after another lockdown!




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